Master Bedroom Fabric Choices: Botanical Inspiration


I really enjoy using fabric both new and vintage in different ways and I strive not to be to "matchy-matchy" but not too busy either.
I have collected a pretty large number of hand tinted botanical prints and I used the colors in the florals as a starting point in choosing the fabric for this master retreat.

The chairs were purchased first.  They are from Quatrine and are a modern wing chair with a flanged welt.  The fabric in both the subtle neutral stripe and the tiny green paisley is  100% linen.  All of Quatrine's furniture is slipcovered and pre-washed and is very well made.  It's not real frilly or stuffy furniture so it goes with many different styles of interiors.

It compliments nicely with the vintage ticking pillows with a black woven stripe

Here is a shot of the four poster bed from Ralph Lauren.   The lamps are from Circa Lighting, I think they were called SoHo.  The shades that came with the lamps were paper but the lamps themselves are really great.  The bases also light up!  The side tables are reproduction chinoiserie in a soft yellow with green and orange detailing.

Here is what the lamps are like now with there new shades in the same small paisley from Quatrine.  I had the edges trimmed in a soft green grosgrain ribbon.

Adjacent to the bedroom is a lovely sitting area where I placed the wing chairs.  This is an octagonal space so I thought it would be fun to do grass cloth wall covering (Phillip Jeffries) in just this area of the space to set it apart from the rest of the bedroom.  It also has a nice little fire place with a natural grey limestone surround.

A little wet bar with a fridge (behind door) is a nice addition to any master.

Just off the bedroom is a small balcony with just enough room to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee.  It's usually really warm and sunny in that spot and my dog Millie likes it more than any one!

The pillows are done in more vintage fabric and rag rugs.  The bed linens are heavy Belgian linen from Liebeco and the woven window shades are from Conrad.

A nice space and not overly "matchy"& I think the botanicals were a great place to start!

 It hard to compete with the sunshine and a beautiful blue sky here today so I think I will head outside for the rest of the afternoon.  Have a wonderful and happy weekend.

  1. It looks amazing. What a wonderful place to retreat to and relax in. I really like the lanterns- I'm sure the room looks really pretty with just those and the fireplace lit. I hope you really enjoy your new sanctuary.

  2. Hi Michelle, and thank for the wonderful comments.

    Just a side note about the bedroom fireplace. We never use it! I am not a huge fan of gas logs and thats what we have here.

    OK so its southern California but please can't we burn real wood?

    The last time I sat at the fireplace in the bedroom, I was having a major league pity party and drank an entire bottle of wine by myself. Not a good idea.

    Love your house Michelle!!! kelley

  3. Beautiful. I just love your style! Would you mind sharing information about the hanging light above your chairs? You have done such a great job of putting it all together!


  4. Hi Kelli; the large drum fixture in the sitting area is the Audrey Pendant by Stonegate Designs. It is covered in an eggshell colored dupioni silk. It can be ordered in a lot of different fabrics. I have used a smaller version of this fixture in other rooms with plain white linen shades. You can find this on many different internet lighting stores or perhaps a local lighting supplier. Really a great pendant and would also work well over a dining table! thanks for the nice comment, hope this helps, Kelley

  5. you take reservations?

  6. Kelley, you have such an amazing home, and your photography is absolutely STUNNING! Not only do you know exactly what to put where, where to photograph, when to photograph, you're so genuine and sweet. It's a combination rarely seen in blogland, and I for one am enlightened and humbled everytime I visit! Thank YOU for the constant source of inspiration and motivation! :)

  7. Love you Artie!!

    Andrea, come any time for a visit...doors are always open km

  8. Hi Kelley,

    Thanks for leaving a comment for me on the previous post. It was so nice that you took the time to do that. Actually, I notice you do that a lot. Which I think is great!! Today I am loving your main bedroom, again scale and proportion, fantastic. Love the modern wing-backed chair, it looks gorgeous!! Love the fabrics....I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE wing-backed chairs and if I could I would have one in every room of the house, lamps, I couldn't agree more are very under-rated. After the last one I bought home, my husband looked around and declared I didn't have enough lamps. After having none I now aim to have at least one in every room, maybe more. Great job and thanks for sharing. Will call in again soon.
    Take Care
    Tasmania, Australia

  9. Retreat, indeed! It's just beautiful, Kelley. Perfect place to stay all morning on this chilly Sunday, reading the paper, drinking coffee and being surrounded in such loveliness.

    xo Isa

  10. Kelley, Kelley, Kelley... It ALL looks amazing! That chair is too die for! I was just looking at Quatrines webste last night {too funny}... I'm actually doing a master bedroom right now for a client... You have inspired me. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Hi again Alexandra and thanks. I really enjoy Quatrine and was so sad when they closed their store here in Newport...but I will live! Favorite Quatrine fabric is the Liege linen solids. Definitely a favorite and the stuff just washes and washes. Always thinking about dirty dogs and children with ice cream cones!

    Isa, thank you. I wish I drank coffee there. I actually did have a coffee maker there at one point and we never used it. But I do love the idea of it all. Really great on a most sunny morning!

    Janine, I am so glad you are looking in! Stay warm, : ) k

  12. Not only gorgeous. Tactile. You make me want to touch the beauty you've created.

    I can see you walking thru a garden. Reaching your hands out to touch the leaves.

    Pity Parties are much more fun with girlfriends added to the wine!!

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

  13. Kelley,
    absolutely love this room....Quatrine is a great resource! Thx for sharing their info!
    We're not huge fans of gas logs either, but we're getting ready to install a gas fireplace in our new master addition. It's just easier to have the "fake" logs in that room, vs. lugging in real wood into a bathroom...but we want the ambience/warmth in the room.
    As always, thanks for sharing all your beautiful ideas.....
    jvw home

  14. Hi Tara, yes it is better to "wine" with a girlfriend..always

    Jeanette: I agree about the gas log thing and people are becoming really sensitive to all of the pollution from wood burning fireplaces...oh well

    thanks again


  15. Hi Kelley,

    What a gorgeous room. I just love the fabric choices you made. And those lamps! The view looks fantastic and the chairs in the octagon room are to die for. Love everything about the whole space. Just beautiful.


  16. I am catching up on my reading so....
    but I have to agree with everyone.. FANTASTIC!
    I am thinking that a small discreet fridge is a must - not only for those ice cold water bottles but also a great place to store meds, creams etc as an alternative to the "steamy" bathroom vanity that is not recommended anyway.
    Also I am inspired to commit to "his and her" wall sconces by the bed to save on night table space! THANKS!!
    oh and to JVW Home - we have a wood burning fireplace in our living room - we do use it often but it is messy, messy, messy!! enjoy the clean convenience of gas!

  17. I have refurbished my whole bedroom. Now I am confusing about fireplace which fireplace should be good for me. I have planning to set corner fireplace.

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